[Abstract "smoke"]

Object Details

Title:

[Abstract "smoke"]

Artist/Maker:

Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)

Culture:

American

Date:

1928

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

24.6 × 19.8 cm (9 11/16 × 7 13/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP

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Man Ray wanted to distract viewers from the literal interpretation of his photographs and to encourage a more subjective and personal understanding of imagery. "After all, photography is not restricted to the mere role of a copyist," he said in 1926.

Exhibitions
A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray (October 27, 1998 to October 8, 2000)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 27, 1998 to January 17, 1999
  • Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), April 2 to June 25, 2000
  • Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), July 13 to October 8, 2000
Drawing Surrealism, 1915 - 1945 (October 21, 2012 to May 12, 2013)
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles), October 21, 2012 to January 12, 2013
  • The Morgan Library & Museum (New York), February 15 to May 12, 2013
Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography (April 14 to September 6, 2015)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), April 14 to September 6, 2015
Bibliography

Heckert, Virginia. Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2015), pp. 10-11, fig. 1.